Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology is a medical establishment located in Austin, Texas, United States. The establishment was founded in 2001 by Dr. Thomas Blevins, and it specializes in the treatment or management of diabetes, thyroid, osteoporosis, weight loss, and hormonal conditions.
The establishment has grown over time to meet the needs of the Endocrinology growing society. It has a good number of nurses, medical doctors, and physician practitioners, just enough to ensure that every patient that walks in is attended to and enlighted as they need to be about their diagnosis and how to embody treatment plans into their life.
TEXAS DIABETES AND ENDOCRINOLOGY SERVICES
The medical healthcare establishment stays open every Monday 8:30 am-5:00 pm through Friday, the same time, to offer the following services:
- Thyroid and imaging
- Weight loss program
- Diabetes management
- Osteoporosis and fracture management
- Heart disease prevention
What is Diabetes
Diabetes is a medical condition whereby the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the body can no longer use the insulin provided. Insulin is a hormone responsible for transporting glucose from the bloodstream into our cells where they are used as energy.
So when insulin is not sufficient or the body just can’t use the provided insulin, glucose from the food we eat gets accumulated in the blood vessels, causing complications such as deficient blood supply, ruptured blood vessels, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, obesity and lots more. There are commonly 2 types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Type 1: Type 1 diabetes is caused as a result of an attack on the cells of the pancreas by the body’s immune system. This is sometimes a genetic implication or caused by a virus. So when the cells of the pancreas are attacked, insulin can no longer be produced, and there will be no means to transport glucose in the bloodstream. People with this type of diabetes are given insulin shots daily for them to stay alive.
Type 2 diabetes: Type 2 diabetes on the other hand, is when your body does not produce enough insulin or the cells of your body do not respond to the insulin produced. This is the most common type of diabetes as statistics show that about 95% of diabetics have Type 2 diabetes.
However, at Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology, all types of diabetes are treated and managed. They have medical experts who will work closely with you to determine your type of diabetes and develop a functional plan that will suit your lifestyle. In developing the plan, they consider nutrition, lifestyle, and other alternatives in addition to conventional treatments.
You will be provided with a regularly scheduled appointment with the diabetes experts and endocrinologists at Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology, to give them extra time to fully access and address your needs, to efficiently control and manage your diabetes.
There are so many new treatment medications, supplements, and devices on the market that promises to make diabetes management a lot easier. The medical team at Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology is vigilant to be aware of any new treatment, then they evaluate them to be sure that they would be suitable to help your condition, as they strive to make diabetes easier for you to manage daily.
At Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology, they offer a full range of diabetes services. Some of these services are Weight management programs, Insulin pumps, Continuous glucose monitoring, Diabetes education by Certified Diabetes Educators, and Research programs on new diabetes treatment available for volunteers.
THYROID AND IMAGING
Have you been diagnosed with a Thyroid nodule or any Thyroid condition? Book an appointment with Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology and within 2 weeks you will be meeting with their board-certified physicians who are experts in dealing with all types of thyroid conditions, including hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodule and thyroid cancer.
Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology holds accreditations from the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM) and Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU). These accreditations are only awarded to clinics and doctors who have shown mastery in thyroid imaging and thyroid knowledge. That is to say that at Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology, a cutting-edge protocol is used to image and document thyroid issues.
Typically, treating thyroid conditions requires monitoring and diagnostic tests as part of treatment, and at Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology, they offer thyroid ultrasound and biopsies. You should expect to meet with an Endocrinologist and a Physician Extender, to develop a treatment plan that specifically suits your condition.
WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS
Obesity is increasingly becoming common and this condition can easily lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, and other health conditions. Diabetics also struggle to lose or maintain weight and excess weight can be detrimental to their condition.
Therefore, Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology have dedicated a team of advanced doctors, practice providers, and staff to help you lose, maintain and gain better control of your weight, to promote better health.
This team has evaluated and tested several different weight loss solutions, to ensure they give you the best options. They will work closely with you, monitoring, educating, motivating, and supporting you throughout your weight loss journey. They use strategies that are effective for weight loss, including the use of nutrition education, diet, exercise plan, and use of FDA-approved weight loss medication when necessary.
One of their effective and exclusive weight loss strategies is called Muscle Wise Nutrition (MWN). This strategy is easy to follow as it has been designed to provide lots of varieties and choices so you don’t have to feel deprived while using it. It is also made up of 3 phases and the weight loss phase is designed to be a low calorie, low fat, high satiety plan that allows you to eat throughout the day, so you don’t feel starved.
However, the meal plan is calorie and carbohydrate-controlled, so instead of glucose, your body uses stored fat as a source of energy. But you get to eat plenty of proteins to help preserve your lean muscle mass.
OSTEOPOROSIS AND FRACTURE TREATMENT
Osteoporosis is a condition that indicates low bone strength (low calcium density in bone) which can ultimately lead to bone fracture, and women who have passed menopause and older men are at risk of having this condition. Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology has many physicians who are certified by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD), which makes it a perfect place for you if you require treatment for low bone mass, as bone densitometry is one of the methods of diagnosing this condition.
HEART DISEASE PREVENTION
With or without diabetes, heart attack and stroke are one of the most common causes of death. Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology however offers cardiovascular risk reduction and treatment using CIMT and Advanced Lipid Testing to access your cardiovascular risk.
Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) is a convenient, safe, and painless procedure that indicates the condition of a patient’s vascular health and helps to determine the patient’s cardiovascular risk also. The ultrasound equipment and certified sonographer for this procedure are present at Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology. A physician will review your result and determine the next line of action.
Advanced Lipid Testing is used to check the exact levels of cholesterol in a person’s blood, as high cholesterol levels are an easy cause of stroke and heart attack. By providing patients with this testing, Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology creates a more accurate and personalized treatment plan designed to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
TEXAS DIABETES AND ENDOCRINOLOGY REVIEWS
Here is what some patients have to say about Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology and their doctors:
Heather B. said “I’ve been Dr. Casaubon’s patient for more than 10 years. He is genuinely kind and personable. This means I never feel like a faceless patient when I have an appointment…he speaks so that it is easy to understand”.
This is what Scott S. had to say “I can’t say enough good things about the place. I have taken my grandmother there several times and one of the employees, Cristina Luna, made her feel safe and comfortable. She tended to her health with the utmost concern every time and was well educated with any question that we had”.
Another review from Steve Evans says “I saw PA Nrady Wellmon. She’s very good. She takes as much time as needed for each patient and because of that she can get behind. But she is well worth the wait”.
Here is what Emma Kinder had to say, “the doctors, nurses, and staff are super friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Dr. Harrison and Dr. King really take the time to listen to you and your needs. They empathize and give you advice that will be successful for you. Highly recommend going to them”.
Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology are specialized experts in diabetes, thyroid, osteoporosis, weight loss, and hormonal conditions. They are dedicated to working with you to ensure their strategy and solutions are personalized and focused on you and your success, as they do not believe in the “one size fits all” ideology.